Summer vacation is nice, but a lifelong academic explains why this is his favorite time of year.
Where has the time gone? It feels as if we just started our summer, and while we hope the season’s blissful weather will stick around, we know that all good things must come to an end. Admittedly, the academic in me is as excited about the start of a new school year as I was about the summer. And with good reason: Preparations already are under way at both of our campuses to welcome new and returning students for the next academic year. Here are a few highlights:
If you have ever thought about attending Bastyr University and joining our intelligent, hard-working scholars, now is the perfect time to apply. There is still time left to fill out an application to be admitted as a student in some of our programs. If healing, natural medicine and making a difference are at the top of your priority list, we would love to see you on campus this fall.
Through the end of August, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, the University's Seattle teaching clinic, will continue its summer specials. Our very popular $20 Well-Child Visits (which include a free bottle of children’s vitamins) and $15 Counseling Visits have already been well attended, so make sure you take advantage of these top-notch clinical services at a discounted price while you still can.
Bastyr University is on the front lines of integrative, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) research. We are always on the lookout for volunteers and participants for the various scientific medical studies taking place in our research institute. With studies in areas such as Parkinson’s disease, prostate cancer, multiple sclerosis and sauna detoxification, your participation is needed to ensure Bastyr University remains a world leader in natural medicine research.
Next month we will welcome the second class of naturopathic students to our California campus. This will mark a full year of existence for the new campus. In just 12 short months, Bastyr University California has been a smashing success: We surpassed our admissions goals last year, have received a wealth of applications this year, and are undergoing a major expansion project to accommodate more students and patients. We are proud that the sun isn’t the only thing shining in Southern California!
August is sure to be a great month at Bastyr University. I invite you to follow all the latest news on our campus and clinic websites, and I hope that you are as excited about this time of year as I am.
Daniel K. Church, PhD
Bastyr University President